Corn Cross

Carol Cohen

September 3, 2018 at 3:40 PM

Corn Cross is less than a week away. Working on the fun corn maze and course this week. Some reminders....
REGISTRATION: online registration will close Saturday 3:00 Sept 8th. Day of registration will open at 8:00am.
Please bring your OBRA card. This is required to register. If you forget you will need to buy a 1 day license.
LOCATION: Liepold Farms 14050 SE Richey Rd. Boring OR
FOOD: Liepold with be offering a variety of food, beer and cider for purchase.
NEUTRAL SUPPORT: Provided by Sellwood Cycle
NUMBERS : We will be using 2018 OBRA CX numbers.
JUNIORS: Corn Cross is the first of the series for the JCS.
CALL UPS : This event will be a Crusade Callup race.
DOGGIE CROSS: This is always a fun event. Dogs and owners run through the corn maze at 12:15. No bikes on the course at that time. (corn maze) This is a fundraiser for the dog park in Sandy. Lots of raffle prizes for the canines!
BEST WESTERN: stay the night at Sandy Best Western and receive a 20% discount when you mention Corn Cross or bring your receipt on race day and get a free registration to the event.
VOLUNTEERS: Volunteer and race for free. Contact Carol at


November 12, 2017 at 3:22 PM

Thanks for the great photos. Also another thanks for all those involved with both editions of the Corn Cross. Great courses and venue. -Mark

carol cohen

September 14, 2017 at 2:01 PM

Just wanted to give a shout out to all the volunteers and sponsors who helped out with Corn Cross. So glad the air quality was in our favor and we sure had a great view of Mt. Hood all day.
Big shout out to Sellwood Cycle Repair for bike support and Erik Tonkin for another fun course.
Hope to see you all on November 11th for CC 2. It will also be the Awards for the JC Series.
Will have extra tents and heaters on hand if it is a cool and rainy day.

Carol Cohen

September 9, 2017 at 1:35 PM

Blue Sky at Corn Cross now!
We are ready.
My mistake no call ups
for this race....
But Crusade will
Use our(Corn Cross)results for there races.
Smoke free race!!!!!

carol cohen

September 9, 2017 at 11:35 AM

Online Registration closes today at noon!!! Tomorrow Sunday opens at 7:45am and closes 15 minutes before each race.
Bring your OBRA membership card it is required to register. If you forget it, you will need to buy a 1 day license.
Check in at registration table before you race.
Lots of food and beer available.
Team Tents are in a designated area near flyover look for green signs.
This is a call up race. (OBRA champ from last year,Top 10 from final RVB CC.
Mechanical support Sellwood Cycle Repair!

Carol Cohen

September 8, 2017 at 9:56 AM

Hey all,
Just wanted everyone to know we are on for Corn Cross 1.
Weather and air quality are in our favor.
Can see some blue sky!
Remember doggie cross through the corn maze. Tons of good food and beer.
Always looking for volunteers. Free reg and Beer for those who volunteer.
Contact me


November 23, 2016 at 10:10 PM

Lots of lost and found items from Corn Cross.
Contact Sellwood Cycles they have all items left behind.
Thanks for all of your support.


November 18, 2016 at 2:52 PM

All preregistered riders don't forget to pick up your $5 token for beer or food.
Great eats for the day soups, salads, brisket, breakfast burritos, sandwiches and beer.
You can set up team tents near the pit. Look for signs it says "team tents".
Call ups from top 20 in Crusade standings and top 5 from last year Championship race.
Lots of cool prizes.
Awards inside arena plus will have some heaters and some fire pits to warm bodies up.


November 18, 2016 at 11:01 AM

Is there a bike wash station at the farm?

Carol Cohen

November 18, 2016 at 10:50 AM

Just wanted everyone to know those that want to register for another race you can online or day off.
$10 for second race.


November 12, 2016 at 1:34 PM

We are getting ready for OBRA Champs at Corn Cross (Liepold Farms).
Lots of food being served , new sections on the course, longer time in the corn maze, and a variety of local brews.
Anyone know of a good band or that group that drums. I have seen them at different events on corners in Portland. Would love to have some drummers at this event on this course. Send them my way.
Remember if you register online you get a $5 token for a beer or food.
More info later......

carol cohen

September 13, 2016 at 10:32 AM

I just wanted to give a big shout out to my volunteers that helped with the course set up, tear down, and pit.
Erik Tonkin and his crew from Sellwood Cycle and Repair, Michael Clark, Chris Valencia, and Alex Churchill.
Mack Stilson, Candi Murray and the rest of the OBRA crew it was great to work with you. Thanks for all your help.
Looking forward to the OBRA Champs on November 19th.
Yes I will have a 70+ category for men and yes a 60+ for women.

Of course Liepold farms and the rest of my volunteers who are not affiliated with OBRA you did an awesome job and thanks
for all of your support.

Lora Melkonian

September 11, 2016 at 7:44 PM

I have to agree that Corn Cross today had one of the best CX roller coaster rides I have been on. The new course had a big effort, then recovery repeated over and over and the Corn maze was tacky and a blast. Those of you that missed it really did miss out. Love it, just wish more people would join in on the fun.

September 11, 2016 at 5:58 PM

Yeah right. I race for Team S&M (at least kind of).
But... Corn Cross was the best course yet this season* (* I have not raced all courses) . Very little recovery which really hurt my lack of training arse. If you felt you could not do it because you raced yesterday (we love you Het Meer), get real!!! Your family does not matter! You were born to race the toughest courses. You are Woman...or the more frail gender....Man (sorry Donald T. but TRUTH is TRUTH). Nothing is more important than proving yourself on a course set up by “The Man” Tonkin. He knows Cross and this was great. I am already looking forward to the OBRA CHAMPS out there later in the season. Yes this is a very Family Friendly place. The kids have stuff to go wild on....similar to Heiser, except closer to the actual race course. So... Great course, a landowner who is super the point of allowing a fly-over to be built, the City of Sandy totally plugged in as a public agency supportive of bike racing and an OBRA sanctiond race. Come race the OBRA Champs racers. Talk to anyone who raced it (other than myself) to see if it was not a fun / tough course. The corn maize rocks........even though all the corners seem the identical. Will I ever escape?
The Zalder up next! Ouch

carol cohen

September 9, 2016 at 2:42 PM

Corn Cross registration closes today @ 5p.
Remember when you preregister you get a chance to win 2 nights on the Coast. This house sleeps 20!
Beautiful Victorian house next to bike paths and Fort Stevens.
Don't forget about the doggie cross. There will be bobbing for tennis balls, tons of giveaways, a fenced in area for dogs.
Willing to volunteer and tear down? Food, and registration included.

Carol Cohen

November 22, 2015 at 9:50 PM

Just wanted to give a big shout out to everyone that participated on Saturday.
Especially to all the volunteers, Sellwod Cycle, Eric Tonkin, and OBRA officials!!
Also there was a pair of pearl Izumi shoes left and a pair of black pearl Izumi gloves.
Email me if they are yours.
I am looking forward to next years race Corn Cross 1 in Sept and Champs in Nov.
Enjoy Thanksgiving with the people you love. I am off to Disney with the family.

Mike Rosenfeld

November 2, 2014 at 7:39 PM

Would you all quit saying how awesome the course was, we need to keep it a
secret. Just because it had awesome off camber downhill muddy sections, a
ripping fast and totally rideable muddy corn maze, topped off with a
sphincter clenching drop from that fly over, doesn't mean we all need to be
spouting off about how great it is. I mean its freaking awesome, but we
don't need to let the 120+ MST B riders that trucked to bend know about

On Sun, Nov 2, 2014 at 4:26 PM, Ryan Francesconi via OBRA <> wrote:

> Adding my thanks to this thread as well. Really great course and venue. I
> hope it'll be back next year. It deserves a more prominent spot where it
> doesn't conflict with the crusade.
> Thanks,
> Ryan
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Ryan Francesconi

November 2, 2014 at 4:26 PM

Adding my thanks to this thread as well. Really great course and venue. I hope it'll be back next year. It deserves a more prominent spot where it doesn't conflict with the crusade.


M. Emry

November 1, 2014 at 8:48 PM

Agreed. Corn Cross was a great course and venue, can't wait to return. Thanks to all who put on the race.

Mike Clark

November 1, 2014 at 6:02 PM

I second this--------anyone who didn't go to Bend and took a pass on this race really missed out.
Thumbs up to Erik and the Sellwood crew on a great course layout! This rapidly becoming one of my favorite courses.